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Donncha O’Callaghan Linked With Overseas Move As Munster Exit Looms

Munster and Ireland veteran Donncha O’Callaghan is being touted for a move away from the province after 17 years of service. Today’s Irish Examiner claim the 36-year-old will be released early from his current deal, which was meant to last until June of next year. With O’Callaghan having wanted to play beyond this date anyway, a move to a club …

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Three Trades We’d Like To See If There Was A Draft In Irish Rugby

Bill Byrne discusses three hypothetical trades that could occur if the IRFU were to implement a draft system in Irish rugby. With news swirling around that BJ Botha is looking to hang up his boots, Munster are on the lookout for a replacement. One theory being floated is that the IRFU will keep this process ‘in-house’ and look to Leinster, where …

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Ireland’s World Cup Possibles: The Backline Conundrum

With Ireland kicking off their World Cup warm ups this afternoon with a full dress rehearsal in the Millennium Stadium, there will be mixed feelings within the extended 45 man panel. While the first choice players will be looking to gain some game minutes in order to hit their stride at the right time, the threat of being cut from …

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Munster Sign Paul O’Connell’s Replacement

Munster have found a replacement for legendary second rower Paul O’Connell, with the province announcing today that they have completed the signing of Mark Chisholm who signs on a two-year deal pending a valid work permit. Chisholm is expected to replace O’Connell in Munster’s second row with the Australian international expected to line up alongside Dave Foley in the Red …

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Great Kerry Team? Maybe Not. All-Ireland Contenders? Absolutely.

If episode one of this year’s Munster Final could be sourced as the motion against Kerry’s hopes of All-Ireland glory in 2015, Saturday evening’s renewal might just have been the counterargument. With the exception of Kieran Donaghy and Johnny Buckley, none of the Kingdom’s starting fifteen would have been disappointed with their own individual performance. If the Kerry defence was …

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Video: Jaw Dropping Statue Of Paul O’Connell Unveiled By The Man Himself At Shannon Airport

An incredible statue of Paul O’Connell was unveiled yesterday in Shannon Airport. The sculpture stands six-metres high and depicts a high flying O’Connell moment during Ireland’s 43-13 battering of England in Croke Park during 2007’s Six Nations championship. The sculpture includes O’Connell’s former Munster team mates Donnacha O’Callaghan and John Hayes who were lifting him during the epic moment. The …

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Sports Doc Of The Week – ROG. The Ronan O’Gara Documentary

This week’s Sports documentary of the week is the wonderful and painfully honest ROG. The Ronan O’Gara documentary.  The documentary covers the final four years of O’Gara’s playing career, giving us unprecedented access to his public and private life. As well all remember, those four years were incredibly poignant for O’Gara. For the first time in his career there was …

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Why JJ Hanrahan Is A Must-Pick For Schmidt’s World Cup Squad

JJ Hanrahan has made a big statement to Joe Schmidt and his Ireland coaching staff with three try assists and a penalty and conversion in Emerging Ireland’s 25-0 win over Emerging Italy in the opening game of the Tbilisi Cup. Hanrahan was sensational for Allen Clarke’s side setting up Eoin Griffin, Stuart McCloskey and Andrew Conway for tries, while showing …

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CONFIRMED: O’Connell WILL Join Toulon After The World Cup

Mourad Boudjellal, owner of Toulon, last night confirmed that Paul O’Connell will join his club on a two year deal after the conclusion of this year’s Rugby World Cup. O’Connell was in France, to put pen to paper on a two-year deal late last night, in what was a dramatic transfer deadline day capture for the Gallic giants. After the …

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Tbilisi Cup Team Announced & It’s A Big Chance For Fringe Players To Stake A World Cup Claim

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilisi Cup against Emerging Italy on Saturday, with Leinster backrower Rhys Ruddock captaining the Connacht heavy side. Ruddock has been named at blindside flanker for Ireland’s opening game against Emerging Italy and is joined in the starting side by Leinster teammates Jack Conan, Dan …

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The Bennett Brothers Story That Makes Waterford’s Weekend Win So Much Sweeter

Between hip injuries and studies, the Bennetts, Stephen and Shane came through Waterford’s battle against Cork with flying colours on Sunday. Waterford hurling is on a high after Sunday’s fantastic victory over Cork. Both Stephen and Shane Bennett had significant roles to play and both have different stories behind their appearances in Thurles yesterday. Along with their brother Kieran, Stephen and Shane made …

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So, Where Now For Munster Rugby?

A promising season all undone on the final day. Here we take a look at Munster’s season and what the future holds for Anthony Foley’s men. After suffering the huge disappointment of being knocked out in the group stages in Europe, Munster responded in impressive fashion with a series of solid performances in the league. Since the infamous day against Saracens …

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Paul O’Connell: A Small Tribute To A Massive Legend

Paul O’Connell is set to join European giants, Toulon, as early as next week, which means, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to our beloved ‘Paulie’. POC has been an inspirational figure in Munster and Irish rugby, playing His (Yes He deserves a capital H) part in many famous victories down through the years. Here we take a look at some …

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